Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point
State Park Camping

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground, Lake Tahoe

Campsite in Sugar Point Point State Park

Lake Tahoe
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Tahoe enjoy an almost endless variety of activities and places to visit.

  • Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm mansion, Emerald Bay cruises
  • Eagle Falls trail
  • South Lake Tahoe beaches and Stateline, Nevada, casinos
  • Boat rentals, lake tours
  • Paddleboard rentals
  • Fishing, hiking, sight-seeing
  • Heavenly Valley or Squaw Valley gondola ride
  • Tallac Historic Site

Key State Park Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and scented items must be stored in bear-proof lockers. Strictly enforced.
  2. Jumping or diving from shoreline rocks into the water is not permitted.
  3. Hikers must stay on marked trails.
  4. Generators may not be operated from 8 PM to 10 AM.

General Creek Campground

Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, along Highway 89, ten miles south of Tahoe City. With two miles of unspoiled lakefront, the park is an example of what the lake was like so many years ago. A dense forest of juniper, pine, fir, and aspen blankets the park's 2,000 acres.

The park has 175 campsites in General Creek Campground, which is on the inland side of Highway 89. One loop of the campground remains open year-round to camping. During the winter there are no showers, but other services are provided (weather permitting). There are 10 tent-only sites. The campground also includes 10 Group Sites. The popular campground is usually filled in the summer. For suggestions on obtaining a reservation, see Reservations Tips below.

Campground Basics
Location: Along Highway 89, 10 miles south of Tahoe City
Elevation: 6,250 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 117 miles, 2:04
Number of Sites: 175
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 - 2 vehicles - trailers counted as a vehicle
(2nd vehicle $10)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (530) 525-7982

Reservations required: Mid-May through November
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date. New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 32 feet
Accessible Sites: #92, 94, 95, 100, 116, 117, 119, 161, 168, 169, 174
Favorite Campsites: #54, 77, 82, 105, 167, 173
Campground Map: Sugar Pine Point Map
Fees: $35 per night
Reservations: General Creek Campground at Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point SP
$8 reservation fee
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

General Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (Pine Lodge), swimming, hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, Nature Center

Tips for Making Reservations

Campgrounds at popular parks such as Emerald Bay State Park fill quickly. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance. Sites are made available in one month blocks beginning on the 1st of each month. For your best opportunity to reserve the campsite you want, be ready exactly at 8:00 AM on the first day of reservations with the reservation site already loaded, your reservation choices entered, and the final Submit button ready to click.

Sugar Pine Point Group Campsites

Ten group campsites are located within the campground. Each site can accommodate between 9 and 10 people along with 10 vehicles. The sites have all the same amenities as the standard campsites in the park. Reservations are required.
Reservations: Sugar Pine Point Group Campsites
Fee: $165 per night

General Camping Information .

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Chicago Park Web Design, © 2017 ◊

Driving times may vary based on conditions. Every effort is made to provide accurate and up to date information, but we cannot be responsible for errors or for changes that may have occurred since publication. Always confirm information with the service provider and check for any recent changes that may have been made. The information provided on this website is done so without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose